Getting Started with Drupal Commerce

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Learn
  • Learn the fundamental concepts of Drupal Commerce
  • Install Drupal and Drupal Commerce in a local development environment
  • Plan an e-shop for building in Drupal Commerce
  • Install and configure Drupal Commerce
  • Set up a product catalogue and learn the difference between product displays and variations
  • Configure VAT and sales tax
  • Set up the checkout process
  • Create price variations and special offers for products and customers
  • Manage the order process in Commerce Backoffice
  • Extend Commerce with more contributed modules
About

Drupal Commerce is emerging as the preferred option for open source e-commerce, and it also stands up to comparison against established proprietary systems.

Getting Started with Drupal Commerce is an introductory guide to building an online store using Drupal Commerce in Drupal 7.

Getting Started with Drupal Commerce takes you step-by-step through a complete e-commerce website build, from a clean installation of Drupal to a working example store. Starting with how to set up a Drupal development environment, we then discuss the planning of an e-commerce site and the typical questions you should be asking before getting started.

Next, we walk through all of the essential setup required for most types of e-shop, including taxes, shipping, discounts and coupons, the checkout process, and backend order management. By the end of Getting Started with Drupal Commerce, you will be fully-equipped to plan and build your own store and you will understand the fundamental principles of Drupal Commerce that will enable you to progress to more complex store builds.

Features
  • Understand the key concepts of Drupal Commerce, its philosophy, and how it fits in the Drupal Ecosystem
  • Learn the essentials of planning your store to save time and frustration
  • Set up and configure your store including the catalogue, taxes, discounts, coupons, and shipping
  • Configure your cart and checkout process and integrate them with a payment gateway
  • Learn with the help of a step-by-step guide to creating a new e-store using a real life example
Page Count 152
Course Length 4 hours 33 minutes
ISBN 9781783280230
Date Of Publication 23 Sep 2013

Authors

Richard Jones

Richard Jones is the Technical Director and co-founder of iKOS (now part of the Inviqa group)—a European digital agency specializing in Drupal. Richard's first computer was an 8-bit BBC Master and this began his journey into computing proper. Indeed, his first introduction to working with Nick was by way of a school database project using the then legendary Acorn ViewStore package—way ahead of its time as an EPROM-based offering. He graduated with a first class degree in mechanical engineering in 1996 and has been working with various web technologies ever since.

They have both worked exclusively with Drupal on all their projects for 7 years. Richard and Nick have been collaborating on projects since the mid-1990s and have a great balance of skills between them that mean the first draft of collaborative work will have already been through many critical rewrites.

They both live in the Drupal ecosystem on a daily basis and Getting Started with Drupal Commerce—the first title they worked on with Packt Publishing—was well received.